Train to Busan

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"Life-or-death survival begins."
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 7.6  (252,917)
  • 73

Train to Busan is a thrilling South Korean zombie apocalypse film from 2016 directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The movie starts slowly, with an introduction to the main character, Seok-woo, who is on the verge of divorce and neglects his daughter, Soo-an. On Soo-an's birthday, Seok-woo agrees to take her from Seoul to Busan via train to see her mother. This decision changes their lives forever, as an epidemic that turns people into zombies rapidly spreads throughout the country.

Soon after the train departs, chaos breaks loose when a convulsing woman boards the train and turns into a zombie before someone can stop her. As the passengers realize what is happening, panic ensues, and they try to fight the zombies or barricade themselves in their cabins, creating intense, claustrophobic situations.

Seok-woo, a selfish businessman at the beginning of the film, transforms into a dedicated father and protector of the other passengers as he realizes the gravity of the situation. He forms an alliance with a brave pregnant woman, Seong-kyeong, her husband Sang-hwa, and a high school baseball player, Yong-guk, to develop a strategy to survive the zombies and reach Busan, which supposedly has a safe zone.

The tension builds up as the survivors encounter challenges, such as having to pass through an infected station or the shocking realization that a particular carriage is overrun with zombies. The action scenes are breathtaking, and the special effects are convincing, with thrilling chases, hand-to-hand combat, and creative innovative solutions to control and stop the zombies.

The characters are well-developed, and the actors give excellent performances, making it an emotional and compelling tale of survival and sacrifice. Gong Yoo delivers a convincing portrayal of Seok-woo as he transforms from a detached, egocentric father into a selfless protector, giving the character depth and relatability. Jung Yu-mi's Seong-kyeong and Ma Dong-seok's Sang-hwa are equally remarkable as the brave couple fighting zombies together and managing to give a comical relief amidst desperate times.

The film also carries a poignant message about human nature, as the selfish businessman, Seok-woo, and other passengers with hidden motives must confront their inner demons and go through a transformation to become better people. The film highlights human compassion and the importance of small acts of kindness.

Overall, Train to Busan is an enthralling film that showcases the best of South Korean cinema. With a great ensemble of actors, thrilling action scenes, and a powerful message, the movie is an unforgettable viewing experience. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves the horror or zombie genre, and it is a masterclass in showing how to combine horror and action with a compelling narrative that explores human nature.

Train to Busan is a 2016 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 73.

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    7.6  (252,917)
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